by Mr Larry
PREZ MAHAMA SEEKS SUPPORT OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION
The President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has called on civil society organisations and other stakeholders to help fight the canker of corruption and its negative effects on the Ghanaian society.
BIMOBAS URGED TO RESOLVE CHIEFTAINCY DISPUTE WITH DIALOGUE
Minister of the Interior, Mr Mark Woyongo, has called on the two gates in the Bunkpurugu traditional area to use dialogue to resolve their aged-long chieftaincy dispute instead of resorting to arms.
KUMASI ABATTOIR TOGENERATE BIOGAS WITH ANIMAL WASTE
The Kumasi Abattoir has been selected as a viable facility where waste generated is set to be used to generate biogas. This is a nationwide pilot project by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which seeks to produce energy from bio waste.
CHIEF IMAM CAUTIONS AGAINST INFILTRATION OF EXTREMIST IDEAS
Sheikh Dr Usumanu Nuhu Sharubutu, National Chief Imam, has called on Imams and leaders of Muslim communities to caution members of their congregation against possible infiltration of ideologies of extremist groups.
ANUM COMMUNITY GETS ICT LAB, LIBRARY AFTER 40 YEARS
In an effort to raise the fallen standard of education for basic school pupils in Anum in the Asuogyaman district of the Eastern Region, a benevolent organization has provided a library and an ICT facility to the Anum Anglican Primary and Junior high school.
NPP BOSSES TEARAT EACH OTHER
THE RIFT between the former Western Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Owusu Ankomah and his Vice, Kwesi Biney, which marred their administration whilst in office became manifest on Tuesday, this week, as the two former party executives went on air and rained unprintable words against each other.
FETISH PRIEST ‘KILLS’ MAN; DEMANDS 12,000 FOR RITUAL CLEANSING
Drama unfolded Thursday at the premises of the New Juaben Municipal Police Command when a 23-year-old fetish priest, was kept in custody for claiming to have killed a 62-year-old man.
PARLIAMENT HAMPERINGDEMOCRACY – PROF OQUAYE
Professor Mike Oquaye, former Second Deputy Minority Leader, says the hybrid nature which allowed people from Parliament to be selected for positions in the Executive is causing ineffectiveness in Parliament.
KWAW KESE JAILED 1 DAY
Hiplife artiste Emmanuel Botwey was yesterday sentenced to a day in prison by the Kumasi Circuit Court for using a narcotic substance without lawful authority.
VEHICLE IN CONVOY KILLS THREE-AND-A-HALF-YEAR-OLD GIRL
A vehicle in a convoy of metropolitan, municipal and district co-ordinating directors from the Eastern and Ashanti regions last Tuesday knocked down and killed a three-and-a-half-year-old girl at Toamfom in the Bosomtwe District in the Ashanti Region.
SECURITY MAN ON THE RUN FOR ALLEGEDLY MURDERING HOUSE HELP
A private security man who was stationed at a house at Dzorwulu in Accra to protect lives and property has reportedly murdered a house help in the house for allegedly rejecting his sexual advances.
ENFORCE STRICT SEPARATION OF POWERS – MPS
Two members of the leadership of Parliament have called for strict separation of powers between the Executive and Legislative arms of government to make the law-making body more assertive, independent and play an effective oversight role.
NDC JOB CUT IN 2017
It has emerged that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government has agreed to cut public sector jobs in its latest dealings with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which has decided to bail Ghana out of its economic mess with US$918 million.
I’LL SACK ASHAIMAN POLICE – MINISTER
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey -Agbo, has threatened to use his position to cause the transfer of most police officers, including the officers of the Ashaiman Divisional Police Command, to remote areas in the country.
SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME CANCELLED
The New Statesman can confirm that the school feeding programme initiated by the Kufuor-led New Patriotic Party Government has been cancelled, as a result of the $918 million IMF bailout being sought by the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government.
BOST MD ACCUSED OF CORRUPTION, MISMANAGEMENT – WORKERS CALL FOR INDEPENDENT PROBE
Some aggrieved workers of the Bulk Oil Storage Company have accused the Managing Director, Kwame Awuah Darko, of presiding over gross mismanagement, financial improprieties and corruption, leading to huge financial losses to the company.
ROBBERS KILL CHINESE, GHANAIAN DURING HIGHWAY ATTACK ON 40 MOTOR VEHICLES
Masked armed robbers numbering about 20 on Wednesday shot and killed two persons on the Kwabeng – Anyinam road in the Eastern Atiwa District of the Eastern Region during an attack on 40 motor vehicles.
FIRE GUTS MPS FLAT AT SAKUMONO
The third floor of one of the several flats housing Members of Parliament and some officials of the Office of Parliament at Sakumono near Tema was late Wednesday afternoon gutted by fire.
WALKING ON THE EDGE – IMF CONDITIONALITIES CREATE ROUGH ROAD FOR GOVERNMENT
The dose of policy prescription outlined by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to get Ghana out of its current economic troubles could prove to too difficult to implement given the high political and social costs of managing the austerity.
RICE SEED SCALING PROJECT LAUNCHED
A project to overhaul the rice seed system and improve farmers’ access to all rice seeds in the Northern and Upper East Regions has been launched.
MASLOC PRESENTS TRICYCLES TO YOUTH IN TAMALE
The Micro-finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) on Wednessday presented 30 tricycles to some Youth in the Northern Region.
NEWMONT AHAFO MINE CONSTRUCTS FOOD PROCESSING CENTRE
A $ 694,897.00 processing plant has been inaugurated at Kenyasi Number one in the Asutifi North District of Brong-Ahafo Region.
GOVT BEGINS CONSULTATIONSAHEAD OF JUNE BONDS ISSUE
Managers of Ghana’s economy have began engaging investors, fund managers and financial institutions outside the country ahead of a planned Eurobond issue slated for June this year.
BUSINESSES MUST SUPPORT ECONOMIC GROWTH
Nana Kobina Nketsia, Omanhene of Essikado, in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, has lauded business entities who inject some of their profit into the nation building to promote economic growth.
GSE GETS FIRST LISTING BY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION NEXT MONTH
The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) is set to have its first listing by an educational institution in May this year.
COCOA PRODUCTION FACING CHALLENGES
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr Stephen Kwabena Opuni, has expressed concern about the increasing number of cocoa farmers growing old as that could affect the country’s crop production.
HFC BOARD CHAIR, MD BOW OUT
Muriel Susan Edusei and Asare Akuffo, Board Chair and Managing Director of HFC Bank respectively have announced retirement from their positions effective from yesterday, April 23, 2015.
BDCS REJECT FAKE AUDIT REPORT
Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors has rejected accusations of fraud being levelled against them based on an audit of their business dealings with the Bulk Oil Storage Company.
GOVT GROSSES $109M AS REVENUE AND TAXES FROM CRUDE OIL EXPORTS
The state has realized 109 million dollars from the exports of crude oil and taxes for the first quarter of this year.
DIPLOMAT ASKS GHANA TO JOIN ASIAN INVESTMENT BANK
Dr Daniel N. Kotei, a retired Diplomat has asked Ghana to join the Asian Investment Bank (AIB), which by all indications seems to be better than the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
OFF-GRID SOLAR PROJECT TO BENEFIT 100,000 HOUSEHOLDS
Azuri Technologies and Oasis Africa resources have partnered the Power Ministry to launch an initiative that will see about 100,000 rural households benefit from the largest off-grid solar project in the country and one of a kind in the west Africa region.
VETERAN TOGO LEADER SEEN WINNING THIRD TERM, EXTENDING FAMILY RULE
Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe, unshackled by term limits and facing a divided opposition, looks set to win a third term in Saturday’s election, extending his family’s leadership of the tiny West African nation to more than half a century.
UN ‘CONFIDENT’ REBELS WILL SIGN MALI PEACE DEAL: MINUSMA
The UN peacekeeping chief in Mali has expressed confidence that holdout rebels will sign a contentious deal to bring stability to the conflict-hit nation before the looming deadline, the mission said Thursday.
HEAD OF ECOWAS MISSION CALLS FOR PEACEFUL ELECTIONS IN TOGO
The Head of the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Togo and former interim President of Liberia, Dr Amos Sawyer has challenged Togolese and all political parties to owe it as a duty to ensure that Saturday’s 4th presidential elections are peaceful, credible, free, transparent and fair elections to elect leaders of their choice through consensus building.
THREE MEMBERS OF UN MISSION KIDNAPPED IN EASTERN DR CONGO: UN SOURCE
Three members of the United Nation’s peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo were kidnapped Thursday in the eastern North Kivu province, a UN source said.
LAGOS CORONER TO GIVE VERDICT IN CHURCH COLLAPSE NEXT MONTH
A verdict on the causes of a deadly church building collapse that killed 116 people in Nigeria’s financial hub Lagos will be issued next month, the coroner probing the tragedy said on Thursday.
U.S. STRIKE INADVERTENTLY KILLED U.S., ITALIAN HOSTAGES ; OBAMA APOLOGISES
A U.S. drone strike in January targeting an al Qaeda compound in Pakistan near the Afghan border inadvertently killed an American and an Italian who had been held hostage for years by the group, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
SHOCKED BY DROWNED MIGRANTS , EUROPE RESTORES RESCUE MISSION
Four days after up to 900 desperate people drowned trying to reach Europe from Libya, EU leaders agreed on Thursday to triple its naval search mission in the Mediterranean, restoring its funding to last year’s level.
COUNTDOWN APPEARS TO START FOR EXECUTION OF FOREIGNERS IN INDONESIA
Indonesia has asked foreign embassies to send representatives to a maximum security prison ahead of the expected execution of 10 drug convicts, although an official 72-hour notice of execution has not been given yet, diplomats said on Friday.
‘VAST ‘ ITALIAN POLICE OPERATION TARGETS PAKISTAN ATTACK SUSPECTS
Italian police said on Friday they were carrying out a “vast anti-terrorism” operation and were issuing 18 arrest warrants, including some for militants suspected of complicity in attacks in Pakistan.
PM ABE’S MESSAGE to U.S. – JAPAN NO FREE-RIDER on DEFENCE , SO BE THERE FOR US
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will send a clear message to the United States when he visits Washington next week: Japan is ready to take more responsibility for security on the world stage.
NIGERIA REFEREES TO OFFICIATE LIBERIA – GHANA CLASH
The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), has appointed Nigerian Benjamin Odey to officiate the first-leg Olympic qualifiers involving Ghana and Liberian at the Tamale Sports Stadium on Saturday.
ROMANIAN CLUB SEEKS PARTNERSHIP WITH KOTOKO
Romanian club, Petrolul Ploiesti, is to establish partnership with Ghanaian giants, Asante Kotoko, for the mutual benefit of the two clubs.